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Three pitchers with local ties sign with Knights

Monday, Feb. 6, Corvallis, Ore. – Three right-handed pitchers with local ties will play West Coast League baseball for the Corvallis Knights in 2023, head coach Brooke Knight announced Monday.

The latest signees are right-handed pitchers Nathan Marshall, Noah Dewey and Jackson Van Eyk. Marshall played at West Albany High School; Dewey and Van Eyk played at Crescent Valley. Marshall and Van Eyk live in Albany, Dewey in Corvallis.

Marshall and Dewey are full-time players; Van Eyk signed a 10-day contract. Ten-day players are added at the start of the season to give the team depth until all the full-time signees arrive. They can remain with the club for the entire season.

Marshall is a 6-foot-2, 180-pounder who is a freshman at Lane Community College, planning to major in business. He played briefly for the Knights in 2022 and was 0-0, with a 3.60 ERA in his lone appearance, with three strikeouts in five innings.

He was a first-team 5A all-state selection and the Mid-Willamette Conference pitcher of the year in 2022. He also played for the South team in the Oregon All-Star Series.

His favorite MLB team is the Seattle Mariners, and he enjoys fishing in his free time. His favorite movie is The Waterboy; his favorite TV show is Breaking Bad and his favorite book is Magic Tree House.

Dewey is a 6-7, 210-pounder who is a freshman at Linn-Benton CC, studying computer science. He was second-team 5A all-state and earned all-MWC honors while helping lead CV to the 2022 state championship.

A Mariners fan who enjoys playing basketball and video games in his free time,  his social favorites are Interstellar (movie), The Office (TV) and To Kill a Mockingbird (book).

Van Eyk is a 6-3, 215-pounder who is a sophomore at Skagit Valley, concentrating on business. He was 0-1, 2.77 in six games there as a freshman, with nine strikeouts in 13 innings.

He played for the South team in the 2021 Oregon All-Star Series. He is a New York Yankees and Star Wars fan who enjoys road trips, games and spending time with friends.

Corvallis opens the 2023 season on May 25 with the annual Science, Engineering & Art Day at Goss Stadium, presented by Paventy & Brown Orthodontics.

The Knights begin their quest for a seventh-straight WCL championship against the host Ridgefield Raptors on June 2. Their home opener is set for June 15 against the Bend Elks.

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